Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

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TechSoup's partner in Africa, SANGONeT , has compiled case studies and profiles of the South African nonprofits and charities they serve. The goal of these case studies is to raise awareness of the impact these nonprofits are making in South Africa.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

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Momconnect is a bot developed by the Praekelt Maternal Health , an initiative that uses mobile technology to improve the health of pregnant women, newborns and infants in South Africa. My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

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The Upcoming E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference in South Africa

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As collection and processing of e-waste and discarded electronics in Africa reaches worrisome proportions, industry leaders and policymakers from all over the world are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on June 7, 2013. Africa now has more mobile phone users than either the U.S.

Call for Abstracts: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy in South Africa


This looks like a fascinating event to take place in South Africa this October: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy.

Social Actions Adds Six New Action Sources; Partners with Innovators in India, South Africa, and the UK

Social Actions

Greater Good South Africa -> Donate. South African Social Investment Exchange (SASIX) -> Donate. Today, Social Actions added six new action sources to our open database of opportunities to make a difference. For a full list and profiles of the latest innovators contributing to Social Actions, please see Our Guide to 50+ Action Sources. New Action Sources. GiveIndia -> Donate. OptINnow -> Lend. Stop Climate Chaos Coalition -> Support a campaign.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


South Africa / $250. South Africa. AIDF Africa Summit. AIDF Africa Summit. South Carolina's Nonprofit Summit. South Carolina's Nonprofit Summit.

Racing Through the Sahara for South African NGOs

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The run, set to begin today, October 2, is a 250-kilometer journey through the Sahara Desert ending at the Pyramids of Giza for the purpose of raising money for South African nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

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TechSoup Global's vice president for Africa David Barnard did. David Barnard has completed six of these grueling races: The Kalahari Desert in Botswana and South Africa (its name is derived from a Tswana word meaning "the great thirst").

Reflections on the path to social sector success

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Nelson Mandela: A South African anti-apartheid. revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa. from 1994 to 1999, Mandela was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial.

Comfort vs. Action: The Internal Debate

ASU Lodestar Center

Nelson Mandela spent four-plus decades as an activist and freedom fighter and 27 years in prison because the demeaning National Party policy of apartheid in South Africa impeded black South Africans’ ability to live with human dignity. posted by. Laura E.

Webinar: eCampaign 2012 - Killer Tactics to Drive Elections with Online Fundraising And Social Media


Eric has an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Government and International Studies from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Political Science from the University of Wyoming. In addition to his work in the environmental advocacy arena, Eric has extensive experience working on political and issue campaigns from Wyoming to South Africa.

Wisdom 2.0: Balance in A Hyper Connected World

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” He started off with a great story about what a tribe in South Africa does when someone in their community does something bad. Twitter Photo by Jennifer Barr @rjenbarr. Yesterday, I spent most of the day offline at the Wisdom 2.0

Member Round Up: Diversity Is Strength!


This year’s No Pain No Gain campaign aims to expand key SANGONeT services to support nonprofit organizations in South Africa. In addition to financial donations, they hope to raise awareness and support for other nonprofits at the forefront of development and community in South Africa. Flickr:King of the Wild Frontier The diverse reach of NTEN members is key to the strength of our community!

Go Around the Globe with #Storymakers2014

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With one-hour chats in Cameroon, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Canada and the United States, we have over twelves hours of digital storytelling conversation planned for your listening pleasure. 11:00 am Eastern Africa Time / 8:00 am Coordinated Universal Time.

Blackberry Modem Mash « Digital Diner

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Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream « Blogging with Word2007 Networking with Sushi – Hamachi VPN » Blackberry Modem Mash I was recently doing some background research on the costs and affordability of using 3G for internet connectivity in South Africa. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

Cancer Council SA Ambassador Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Cancer Council SA (that’s South Australia, not South Africa) started the Ambassador Project as an experiment in revitalizing volunteerism and community fundraising , jumping in to the social media pond was not even on the agenda.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

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Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

Webinar: Monthly Donors, Social Media, and Cross-Channel Integration: Critical Tactics to Boost Your Fundraising in 2013


Eric has an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Government and International Studies from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Political Science from the University of Wyoming. In addition to his work in the environmental advocacy arena, Eric has extensive experience working on political and issue campaigns from Wyoming to South Africa. Make 2013 the year your fundraising comes of age.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Along with earning her PhD (she is credited as the first woman in East and Central Africa to do so), Maathai taught at the university level, worked in the Kenya government, and founded the Greenbelt Movement. History remembers Queen Anna Nzinga as one of the great female rulers of Africa. Originally from California, Harriet Chalmers Adams lived a life that saw her travel through South America, Asia, and the South Pacific. she·ro (pl.

Webinar: 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Online Fundraising Campaigns


Eric has an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Government and International Studies from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Political Science from the University of Wyoming. In addition to his work in the environmental advocacy arena, Eric has extensive experience working on political and issue campaigns from Wyoming to South Africa. Most online fundraising begins and ends with email.

2012 Nonprofit Technology Year in Review

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Smartphone adoption in Africa is expected to roughly double in each of the next three years. This is my inaugural post highlighting nonprofit technology news from around the world. In this case, it's a recap of some of the big nonprofit technology stories of 2012.

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?


Note, WorldRemit, which is the service behind M-Pesa has now expanded its service to Afghanistan, South Africa, India and in 2014, to Eastern Europe. At one point in time, when you opened a new account at your local bank, and the expectation was that you’d stay awhile.

Research Friday: The gift

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This research took me immediately to Sally Matthews, senior lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Matthews makes the point that despite slight westernization, Africa remains rooted in indigenous languages and cultural norms.

Data, Data Everywhere: But How Does It Relate to You and Your Work?

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CNN used Twitter data to report on the 2010 World Cup Fever in South Africa. This post was authored by Keisha Taylor, from TechSoup's GuideStar International London office and originally appeared on the Guidestar International Blog.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Since then, the platform (which is open source ) has been modified for use in South Africa (mapping xenophobic violence), DR Congo , Vote Report India (to monitor the recent local elections) and more.

Webinar: Converting Prospects to Multichannel Gold


In addition to working a variety of jobs ranging from picking organic peas to writing a book on using military networks, Justin has a passion for international development and indigenous rights from studies in Brazil and South Africa where he helped start a human rights nonprofit for Pygmies in Congo. Not sure how much your online supporters are worth? Thinking there may be a better way to maximize their value? Frustrated at internal barriers to multichannel integration?

Emmet Labs: saw a demo at TED

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But, I think Stevie Wonder is the top person in connections (example, when Stevie dedicated I Just Called to Say I Love You to Nelson Mandela while he was imprisoned, his music was banned in South Africa). I saw a neat demonstration at TED, when I got the chance to meet Janice Fraser of Emmet Labs. The idea is to have stories about people in the past, and the connections between people, with a wiki approach with some extra structure.

Infographic on the Internet in Africa

Great infographic documenting the current state and near future of Internet access in Africa. Another amazing stat–27% of African Internet users are in South Africa.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last week in South Africa I was discussing adaptive technology for the blind and software for human rights groups. I'm working from Maputo, Mozambique on this U.S. Memorial Day. Today I've been talking to humanitarian demining groups about our proposed mine detector. Our Martus human rights software was just covered today by the San Jose Mercury News in an article entitled Software Helps Rights Groups Protect Sensitive Information.

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

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Their meeting featured a special conversation via Skype with girls in South Africa as part of the Girl Up Campaign’s emphasis on uniting girls around the world.

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Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

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Kampala, Uganda The Sixth Africa Forum was the main reason for my Africa trip. The Africa Forum is the premier meeting of blindness groups across sub-Saharan Africa, and it’s held roughly every three years.

"A World of Good" on FRONTLINE/World Dec 25

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December 25th, 9 PM EST, Frontline/World will be re-broadcasting four "do good" stories about Kiva in Uganda, PlayPumps in South Africa, the Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Poland, and Juan Quezada and Mata Ortiz pottery in Mexico.

Spotlight on TechSoup's Global Partners: Blogs, Hacks, How-Tos, and More!

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NGO Pulse (South Africa). Learn how a nonprofit in South Africa, the Papillon Foundation , helps unemployed people learn new skills and find jobs.

Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!


Julia was paired with another "interviewer," who was a woman transitioning from an IT background into nonprofit program delivery, and together they interviewed a former professor from South Africa who was trying to get more involved in curriculum design and research in the U.S.

TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey: What We Found Out and What to Do About It Part Two

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We released our report on the 2012 TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey in September of 2012 and have now had a few months to ponder the findings and talk to several of you about what you think of them.

Social Enterprise Summit Blogging Contest Winners Announced

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Next year it will be in South Africa. Great to see two social enterprise bloggers, Kylie Eastley of Tasmania and Tristan Pollock from Minnesota, won Halle Tecco's contest on Huffington Post to go to the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit later this month in San Francisco. I just heard from Jerr Boschee, the interim CEO of SEA, that registrations are already well ahead of past Summits, and that over 30% of the attendees are coming from outside the United States.

Social Media, Nonprofits, and the Role of Individuals

Amy Sample Ward

This morning I had the pleasure (and some anxiety, to be honest) of presenting to the SANGONeT Conference taking place this week and next in South Africa. My presentation includes some brief highlights from research done in the US and the UK around social media use by nonprofit organizations (including the Nonprofit Social Networking Survey and the eCampaigning Report ).

TechSoup Global Cloud Survey Results and Cloud Donations for Nonprofits

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Also, developing countries like Egypt, South Africa, Mexico/Latin America, and India report plans to move to the cloud faster than everywhere else.


Results of the African E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference

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A couple weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming e-waste and refurbishment standards conference in South Africa that I was co-organizing. To identify industry leaders in Africa willing to be early adopters of international standards.